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Octet   Listen
octet  n.  
(Mus.) A composition for eight parts, usually for eight solo instruments or voices.
A group of eight singers or eight musicians.

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"Octet" Quotes from Famous Books

... decidedly favorable judgment on the compositions submitted to him, and urged the father to devote his son to a musical career. And, indeed, on listening to the pieces which were dated this year, especially a beautiful quartet in B minor, an octet for strings, the music to an opera in two acts, "Camacho's Wedding," and numerous pianoforte pieces, it is difficult to realize that the composer was then only sixteen years of age, or that anyone could question the artistic vocation that claimed him. But the next year a work was written, the ...
— Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 8 (of 8) • Various

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